The ride from Petaluma to Casa Cielo is a beautiful mix of countryside and lovely ocean vistas. We entered the house and were stunned. The furnishings, the gourmet kitchen and the views were breath taking. There is absolutely nothing missing in this kitchen including all high end appliances. The high end television and the Sonos Music System were an added bonus that turned the house into a concert hall. Given the remoteness of the property, we were delighted to find that the house is equipped with Verizon cell phone service, as well as wi-fi internet service.
The large deck with comfortable chaise lounges were ideal for star gazing. We also enjoyed dining outdoors, having made daily use of the gas grill.
The master suite on the second floor has a lovely deck with a table and two chairs. We enjoyed our morning lattes overlooking the valley and the ocean in the distance. The memory foam mattress guaranteed a delightful uninterrupted sleep.
There is a separate building that houses a shower and a sauna. Outside of the building, there is a hot tub that sits on a flagstone patio. We enjoyed sipping champagne in the hot tub while looking up at the star laden sky.
We went to the Osmosis Day Spa in nearby Freestone. We thoroughly enjoyed the couples massage that my darling had booked for us, unbeknownst to me. We also enjoyed wonderfully prepared meals at nearby Cape Fear Restaurant, as well as the Blue Heron in Duncan Mills. We took a tour of the Korbel Winery, which was very interesting. The tour guide provided a local history lesson vs a typical winery tour. We took a drive to Goat Rock Beach. While walking on the beach admiring the surf, we came upon a small peninsula only to find a large number of barking seals. We were mesmerized as we watched them frolic in the water and bask in the sun. This is the estuary where the Russian River enters the Pacific Ocan. The area has scenic hiking trails for those so inclined. Fort Ross, which is approximately ten miles up the coast is the fort in the United States that once housed Russian soldiers. It is also open for tours.
It is mandatory to food shop prior to your arrival, as the closest grocery store is approximately thirty minutes away in Guernville.
Casa Cielo is a wonderful romantic getaway. It is peaceful, beautiful and serene. It is truly a couple's paradise where reconnecting with your partner and nature is inevitable. We have made it our number one destination when we need a break fr